I’ve been caring for my dd who has had migraines since she was three. Seemed to get them under control for most of this year and then when the summer and up and down weather hit we’re back to two migraines a month.
Two may not sound like much. They used to occur six days in a row and then she’d be fine for three and then we’d have another week of them. Took out foods from her diet that were triggers and manage her sleep habits better.
However I’m now frustrated as I’m looking for a new job and concerned about how I will be able to juggle her migraines and work. Plus I found today that I was furious when she got a migraine. Please don’t judge me – I wasn’t mad with her – she was in so much pain that she was screaming and leaning up against her bed and can’t help herself.
I have to help her get into bed, get ibuprofen into her which she then throws up, I try sips of ginger ale and bits of crackers after she’s vomited way too much. I use cold cloths, a dark room, a quiet house. My dd just about lost it when the neighbour was outside using his latest noisy tool which must have been mindblasting for her.
She was in so much pain that I finally gave her one of my headache meds under her tongue. She threw up shortly after that but I think it stayed in her system. I gave it to her because I’m absolutely fed up that no doctor will give her pain meds. Not her GP, not the hospital, nor the specialist. They don’t see her scream when she’s at home and can’t even get herself into a bed. I can’t teach her to manage this on her own.
I’m completely frustrated and overwhelmed and I’m sure that there are many here in the same boat.